Do you remember college? ... when things were carefree ... when things were still "new" ... like dating boys ... going to bars ... pulling all-nighters ... doing shots. Ah those were the days! Such fun times. Maybe you're still in college ... lucky you! Jk!
I think a 4th of July party calls for shots. I feel like you can act like you're in college again at a 4th of July party. I don't know why. I think because 4th of July parties are relaxed, outdoors (which is always good if you are doing some messy jello shots), and celebratory of something new (it's usually one of the first parties of summer).
If you're going to serve shots at your 4th of July party, may I suggest you don't serve just any shots. I suggest you serve these yummy red, white, and blue jello shots. These shots are made with Malibu coconut rum and topped with homemade whipped cream, so they are delish, not just super fun to do!
The food tent cards "serve" (no pun intended ... gosh I'm hilarious) as a little sneak peek of our 4th of July Party Printable Collection!
Happy shooting SaucyPants!
4th of July Jello Shots
- 1 package (3 oz) watermelon jello
- 1 package (3 oz) berry blue jello
- 2 cups Malibu coconut rum
- 2 cups boiling water
- 8 oz heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar (depending on your sweetness preference)
Boil 1 cup of water. Empty watermelon jello packet into a large bowl. Pour boiling water over jello powder. Stir until jello dissolves. Add one cup of coconut rum. Stir. Pour into shot glasses filling the glass only 1/3 of the way. Refrigerate for 4-8 hours or until jello is firm.
Boil 1 cup of water. Empty berry blue jello packet into a large bowl. Pour boiling water over jello powder. Stir until jello dissolves. Add one cup of coconut rum. Stir. Pour into shot glasses over red jello filling the glasses only 2/3 of the way. Refrigerate for 4-8 hours or until jello is firm.
In a large bowl, beat heavy whipping cream and sugar together until stiff peaks form.
When ready to serve, top shots with whipped cream!